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write minimum 2200 words based on the instructions below

NO PLAGIARISM!


Choose one of the following topics for Assignment #2

  1. Submit an annotated bibliography about an ancient (pre-industrial) city established in either the Near East (Mesopotamia, the Nile Valley, or the Indus Valley) or Mesoamerica (Aztec, Maya, or Inca). There should be ten (10) sources followed by a summary of each source. Do not make this into an archaeological assignment by focusing on individual buildings and monuments with the selected city.
  2. Write an historical account of an ancient Greek city-state or colony. The paper should discuss of the city’s site, major features, and urban history. Be sure to include maps and diagrams the city’s relative location and its internal layout (morphology) at different times. Include at least ten (10) bibliographic entries. Do not write about the Pan-Hellenic sanctuaries of Olympia and Delphi.
  3. The Romanist theory suggests that some medieval towns were successors of settlements established during the Roman period. Select any European settlement built by the Romans. The paper should include a discussion of the city’s site, major features, and urban development during the Roman and Medieveal periods. Be sure to include maps and diagrams, the city’s relative location and its internal layout (morphology) at different times. Include at least ten (10) bibliographic entries. Do not write about Pompeii and Herculaneum since they did not exist during the medieval era.
  4. Write an historical account about the establishment (site and situation) and pre-1900 urban development of a colonial city in North America. The paper should include a discussion of the city’s site, major features, and urban history. Be sure to include maps and diagrams of the city’s relative location and its internal layout (morphology) at different times. Include at least ten (10) bibliographic entries

APA format, 7-10 pages long

GG271: ASSIGNMENT WRITING TIPS

Introduction

Ensure that your introduction contains a clear purpose statement that identifies the topic, geographic scale and time period(s) being examined. Avoid rambling narratives in which the theme becomes obscured and key points do not stand forth. If you are answering a research question, then explain why it is important or interesting. If you are writing an opinion paper, then state your opinion and why the issue being dealt with is important.
Body
Maintain unity and coherence in the assignment’s body by clearly delineating ideas and developing them in an orderly manner (i.e. use logically arranged headings and sub-heading under which ideas are expanded). Do not place several different concepts into one paragraph.
State any necessary background information (e.g. concepts and circumstances) that has led to your opinion. Causes and effects should be objectively explained by giving attention to alternative explanations found during the review of literature associated with your urban topic. Include opposing views and discuss how and/or why they are flawed (before presenting your arguments). Avoid partial explanations.
Support the validity of your arguments with references to pertinent literature. Use quotations only when they add substantially to the force of what is being said; otherwise, paraphrase and cite the author(s) and year of publication. Avoid using a string of quotations that are loosely held together by linking sentences. This demonstrates a lack of creativity (i.e. a ‘cut-and-paste job’). Properly cite all sources and use a consistent bibliographic format. Do not forfeit a course credit because of an error which leads to charges of plagiarism.
Diagrams, maps, and other supporting material must be referenced within the text (i.e. mention them) and cited (i.e. specify the information source) in order to make them relevant.
Summary and Conclusion
Recapitulate your opinion (if necessary) and summarize the main points and/or supporting evidence. Ensure that the conclusion is clearly stated and that it does not contradict the statements and arguments previously presented. Avoid abrupt or incomplete conclusions.
Check for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.